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Lacoste partners with Walk in Paris’ design duo for limited edition collection

Lacoste partners with Walk in Paris’ design duo for limited edition collection

Lacoste has joined forces with Léo Walk and Gary Neveu, the design duo behind the fashion brand Walk in Paris, to launch an 11-piece limited edition collection.
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Loewe presents Paula’s Ibiza, its island-inspired summer collection

Loewe presents Paula’s Ibiza, its island-inspired summer collection

For yet another summer, the LVMH-owned luxury label has dropped a capsule collection inspired by the Balearic Islands, this time comprising a full range of men’s and women’s items, including accessories and a fragrance.
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Hyères Festival: Louise Trotter, Christian Louboutin named jury presidents

Hyères Festival: Louise Trotter, Christian Louboutin named jury presidents

The event, this year scheduled in October, has picked the creative director of Lacoste to chair the fashion competition jury, the famous footwear designer for accessories and Dominique Issermann for photography.
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Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

Fitting rooms: retailers divided on whether to reopen them next week

​News that John Lewis is planning to open most of its fitting rooms when it reopens it stores next week may have been encouraging, but not all retailers are planning on doing likewise — at least not at first.
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Barbour upbeat despite pandemic impact, stays profitable

Barbour upbeat despite pandemic impact, stays profitable

Barbour has filed its accounts for the 12 months up to the end of April last year and it’s particularly interesting because it includes around a two-month period in which the pandemic was making an impact.
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Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

Net-A-Porter launches entertainment-first global campaign

​Net-A-Porter has launched a new global campaign that not only marks a new season but also a reopening in large parts of the world as vaccinations allow tentative steps back to normality. 
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Giorgio Armani suggests brand may be ready for partner

Giorgio Armani suggests brand may be ready for partner

Speaking to Vogue, the designer revealed that, for the first time, he is considering linking his company up with an investor. Italy's Exor is among the potential suitors. 
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Signet taps into growing rental market with acquisition of Rocksbox

Signet taps into growing rental market with acquisition of Rocksbox

The global jewelry retailer announced on Tuesday that it has acquired the online jewelry rental service as part of its efforts to boost its digital presence and expand its services offering.
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Nordstrom partners with Dover Street Market

Nordstrom partners with Dover Street Market

Nordstrom is bringing Dover Street Market to its Space section in New York, Los Angeles and  Vancouver, as well as online, in an effort to highlight emerging global designers. 
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Dolce & Gabbana CEO denies talks with Kering over possible tie-up

Dolce & Gabbana CEO denies talks with Kering over possible tie-up

Dolce & Gabbana is not in talks with French luxury group Kering over a possible tie-up, the chief executive of the Italian fashion company said in an interview published on Tuesday.
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Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

Fenwick expects good reopening but slow recovery, sees opportunities ahead

​As Fenwick prepares to reopen, its CEO has predicted “ a good opening, but a slow recovery as well”. Yet overall, he’s confident it's on the right track and can do well in the changed retail world of the future.
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Size alone matters as Watchfinder moves into genderless retail

Size alone matters as Watchfinder moves into genderless retail

Watchfinder & Co is going genderless. It claims to be the first UK luxury watch retailer to remove all gender labels from its website and stores.
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UK pandemic retail: 15k+ stores lost, 190k jobs gone - report

UK pandemic retail: 15k+ stores lost, 190k jobs gone - report

The number of UK jobs and stores lost in pandemic-hit retail continues to rise. Since non-essential stores were first forced to close a year ago, almost 190,000 jobs have gone and 15,153 stores have closed, figures show.
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Ralph & Russo had £53m of unsold stock on collapse

Ralph & Russo had £53m of unsold stock on collapse

The extent of the problems faced by luxury label Ralph & Russo have become clear with news that the company had £53 million worth of unsold stock when it collapsed.
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Lena Dunham debuts collection for 11 Honoré

Lena Dunham debuts collection for 11 Honoré

Lena Dunham is teaming up with luxury plus-size retailer 11 Honoré for the launch of an exclusive collection.
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Jeweler Alex Woo dies at 47

Jeweler Alex Woo dies at 47

The New York-born jewelry designer, famous for her personalized charms, passed away from cancer on March 30.
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